I have seen several people do glass block decorations, so I thought I would try my hand at them. I absolutely love using glass blocks for Christmas since you can put Christmas lights in them and when you turn them on, they sparkle! (Of course this can be done for any holiday or any reason; the applications are endless!)
For this project I used (3) 6”x8” glass blocks. (I had a difficult time finding someplace that sold glass blocks individually, luckily the Lowe’s near me carries them.) I also used a diamond drill bit (more on this later), (3) strands of 50 Christmas lights with white wire, (3) vinyl images (more on this later), felt pads (optional) and ribbon.
The first thing you will want to do is cut a hole in the bottom of each of your glass blocks. The most important part here is purchasing the correct drill bit. It needs to be a drill bit suitable for drilling glass. There are only a couple of options available at most hardware stores. Below is an image showing the first diamond drill bit that we purchased. Please note, this is not the correct drill bit! I could only find this style in a ½” diameter size which we soon discovered was too small to put a strand of Christmas lights through. So back to the hardware store we went to exchange it.